12 Things to Remember When You’re Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Have you ever experienced times that leave you hanging between a rock and a hard place: times of confusion, fear, sorrow, loneliness? Relationships may fail; precious dreams die. Winters appear bleak; answers won't come.Here are 12 things I can remember that keep me from being discouraged.

Have you ever experienced times that leave you hanging between a rock and a hard place: times of confusion, fear, sorrow, loneliness? Relationships may fail; precious dreams die. Winters appear bleak; answers won’t come. Our circumstances vary, but we all go through them.

Jesus’s Help in Hard Times

In those times I’ve learned to rehearse some things about God, times when Jesus has walked with me, held my hand, and brought me through the hard places. These are 12 things I can remember that keep me from being discouraged. And this list is only a small portion of what I’ve recorded in my memory bank from Jesus’s track record of faithfulness. Jesus’s help in hard times is readily available. (Be sure and enter the book/drawing/giveaway today by following the instructions below.)

“Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name. You’re mine. When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down. When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end— Because I am God, your personal God, The Holy of Israel, your Savior” (Isaiah 43:1-3, MSG).

 

With a track record record like that, why would I ever doubt Jesus’s faithfulness?

My Personal Prayer for You

Lord Jesus, thank You for being with us in the hard places of our lives. For all the times You’ve rescued us, held us, loved us, and filled us with your hope and peace, we are so grateful. When we’re in over our heads, You’re there. When we feel like we’re going down for the last time, You pull us up. Teach us to trust You more and more and to run from discouragement when we’re between a rock and a hard place. With You, there are no dead ends–only endless grace and possibilities. Thank You, Jesus!

Day-votedly Yours,

Rebecca

It’s Your Turn

What about you? What things about Jesus/God do you remember that get you through a hard place in life?

DEVOTIONAL BOOK GIVEAWAY!!

Anyone who would like to find at least five Bible verses/promises for each of the 12 things to remember that I’ve listed above will be entered into a drawing for my newest Easter devotional booklet: Celebrate Easter: Meditations for Lent and Easter.  When you find them, list them in the comments section below to count for the booklet giveaway! (And then print them out and put in your Bible to remember!) You’re welcome to find twelve verses, too–one for each thing to remember! Start digging!

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4 Responses to “12 Things to Remember When You’re Between a Rock and a Hard Place”

  1. Lerato Petlele on January 12th, 2016 2:19 pm

    Greeting u in Jesus name. I attended interview today thanx for your prayers. I am attending other one on the 14th Jan 2016. Thank u. Lerato Petlele

  2. Suzi Ellington on January 13th, 2016 10:17 am

    Hello Rebecca,
    I found you by searching for a prayer to send to a friend who is in poor health and needs encouragement. I am delighted to find your blog and have signed up for your newsletter. You are a talented woman and a testimony for listening to your calling to help others to pray and become closer to God. Thank you for freely sharing this talent of yours for others.
    Much love and gratitude,
    Suzi E
    Pewaukee WI

  3. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on January 16th, 2016 8:29 pm

    Suzi, thanks for your kind words. I hope the blogs/newsletter will minister to you.

  4. Elsie on February 17th, 2017 10:04 am

    1. Peace Micah 5:5 b “And He will be our source of Peace.” Proverbs 29:30 a “A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body.”
    6. When I need love – 1 John 4: 16 ” We know how much God loves us,and we have put our trust in His love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God,and God loves in them.
    7 When I am sad – Psalm 34:8 “Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh the the joys of those who take refuge in Him.
    8 When I am discouraged – Romans 15: 13 ” Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.l
    9 When I stumble – Psalm 18:32 ” It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.”
    12 Salvation -Romans 8:39 a “I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love.”

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